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Back to Istanbul

It turns out that my China visa won’t be ready in time for the current trip.

I’ll therefore be returning from Singapore to Istanbul today.

Although disappointed that I won’t get to see Beijing, I really enjoyed Singapore. The people are very kind and respectful, a characteristic that likely extends to other Far Eastern cultures. In addition, the small city-state has a somewhat unexpectedly large tech scene.

Finally, the wide range of hole in the wall restaurants serving spicy soups and curries is a real treat. I look forward to going back, hopefully on a visit where I’m also able to see Beijing.

Singapore and Beijing

The most exciting part of my international trip has arrived. This evening, I’m heading from London to visit Singapore and, if my visa arrives on time, Beijing.

I’m looking forward to the trip both professionally and personally.

Professionally because I want to get a glimpse of what competition in the Far East is like, and personally because it’s the first time that I’m going to both of these cities. I had only visited Hong Kong before.

Both cities are 5 hours ahead of Istanbul, so my daily blog posts will be published around 5 hours earlier than usual each day.